The year 2018 has been a good year for cannabis, with more opportunities for entrepreneurs to sell marijuana for medical and recreational use. We’ve also witnessed some of the greatest millstones for cannabis, with the Canadian legalization for recreational use. What followed this news was a rampant shortage of marijuana supply across the country. With the year 2018 coming close to an end, experts are predicting that the marijuana industry is set to become bigger by year 2019 with lots of countries pushing for less strict laws on the use of this wonder plant.
The question now is, what’s in store for cannabis this year 2019? We’ve got a few things to spill:
Investment Interests in Cannabis
With Canada being the second country to legalize recreational marijuana use following Uruguay, more and more increase in investments have been witnessed in the country. Not only would local companies take advantage but also foreign investors, who are already eyeing Canada to drive more sales and earn a bigger profit. It is important to note that the height of the foreign investment drives is good for the economy as it offers more resources to produce cannabis-infused products.
Meanwhile, in the US, the federal law still recognize marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug but there are also lots of opportunities here involving the cannabis market. In the 30 states that legalized the use of this plant, businesses can get a permit to run a marijuana-related business like dispensaries.
Let’s also not forget the increasing craze of the people with CBD or cannabidiol products, ranging from skin care to edibles, topicals, and oil for vape. These are continuously in demand, especially for those who suffer from mental disorders and chronic pain.With CBD not giving psychoactive effects, many people who are in the stricter states can benefit from these products.
Overall, 2019 will be a good time for people to list and invest in Canadian stock exchanges as more cannabis companies will likely produce more products.
Efficient Growth of High-Quality Marijuana Crops
The increasing number of countries that legalize the use of marijuana can be beneficial for the efficient growth of high-quality yields. Because cannabis is still not completely legal in the United States, growing this plant is both challenging in terms of money and physical labor. Some growers are guilty of planting marijuana in tiny spaces, therefore quality is sacrificed.
Quality is definitely important when it comes to marijuana as some bad weed can be associated with bad taste and bowel issues. Top-shelf marijuana are high-quality in terms of strains and taste, with a nice dank and beaster. Most consumers who are using marijuana for medical purposes need top-shelf quality to get the best out of this plant. Now that marijuana is already up for medical and recreational use, we can expect an efficient growth of quality crops from farmers and other cannabis growers.
Advances in Laboratory Testing
Other countries, particularly in Asia, still ban the use of marijuana as it is seen as an addictive compound. Given this situation, many researchers and scientists cannot perform various scientific experiments to test this plant. Stricter laws get in the way for these professionals to discover more potentials of cannabis and its effects on the human body.Although there are recent studies that proved the positive effects of cannabis and some of its active compounds like CBD and THC, there’s still more to learn from this wonder plant.
Good news however, by year 2019, with Canada’s legalization of marijuana use, scientists will have the freedom to test and explore cannabis. A large conference is scheduled for July 2019which would be held in Bangkok, Thailand, to gather leaders and members of the academe to exchange notable research and experiences about marijuana. This conference will also shed light on medical cannabis and its potential to be an alternative to pharmaceuticals.
We can expect more studies concentrating on the benefits of cannabis and how it can combat diseases like cancers, arthritis and mental disorders like depression, schizophrenia and more.
Product Branding and Innovation
Lots of cannabis brands would likely be in a tight competition with more innovations by year 2019. Aside from quality and taste, branding is an equally important aspect of getting more loyal customers.The range of products invented plus the packaging and marketing can be a battle ground for cannabis businesses.
Consumers, on the other hand, will have lots of options with the broadening of the marijuana market. Different products will be made, from CBD oils, marijuana cigars, beverages, topicals, cosmetics, and even edibles.
New Cannabis Products to be On Trend this 2019
Gone are the days when using marijuana is a taboo. With new developments and studies on the potential of this plant, many people have changed their views of cannabis. In fact, some are ditching over-the-counter medicines as marijuana works well for chronic pain, stress and muscle pain. In addition, CBD oil, a compound found in marijuana, is used by many athletes participating in different sports like basketball, UFC, track and field, and boxing.
Listed below are some of the best products that would be on trend this year 2019:
- Hemp Heart Seeds
This wonderful food staple is incredibly nutritious because it’s rich in healthy fats, protein, and other minerals. It has a mild and nutty flavor, but overall, it won’t affect your appetite. The hemp seeds are similar to chia seeds and flax seeds, containing approximately 18% of protein per serving. You can add these seeds to your fruit shake in the morning, pancakes and even pasta.
The good thing about this product is that it doesn’t give off psychoactive effects as THC levels are greatly reduced. Hence, it’s a perfect superfood to take in the morning for a great source of energy.
This year 2019, expect to see more hemp seeds in cannabis groceries and dispensaries. Take advantage of this product to nurture your body, boost your immune system and have a healthy heart.
- Prime Edibles
Enjoy the fruity flavor of this premium edible packed with essential proteins, minerals, and vitamins. This doesn’t contain any additives like sugar and corn syrup, but rather, organic honey, antioxidant fruit juices and cannabis extract. Don’t worry, the potency is just enough and it does not have any psychoactive effects. The best thing about this is, it’s shaped in gummy bears, making it fun to eat.
- All natural product
- Available in two flavors Citrus Bliss andBeary Berry
- Contain 30 capsules
- Made from cannabis sativa
- Grass-fed collagen with a high concentration of proteins
- Medical Cannabis Bath Salts
Year 2019 is a new year to start fresh and discover more products for self-care.Aside from food supplements, expect to see more body and skin care made from pure cannabis. The bath soak salt is an example of a product that would be hot this new year. it is produced by Whoopi & Maya. it’s a bath salt that combines the benefits of medical marijuana in terms of pain relief and relaxation properties for a warm and fuzzy night.
This bath salt is pretty potent and can immediately relieve joint and muscle pain. Simply use a decent amount and soak in warm water. Aside from its pain relief properties, your skin can also be smooth and nourished after this amazing bath.
- CBD-infused Sparkling Water
This refreshing drink can be purchased from selected convenience stores and gas stations in the United States. It comes in two variants, having either onlyCBD or THC. You can choose from these two plus a variety of flavors. Note that this product is derived from hemp, which means it doesn’t evoke the feeling of getting ‘high’. The THC variety, on the other hand, contains just enough potency for a nice and refreshing beverage, with a slight kick.
This no-calorie drink is a great innovation that people will love. It’s not like any ordinary sparkling water and the special ingredient can be beneficial for the body.
- Pain and Inflammation Cream
Topicals are famous products used to relieve joint, muscle pain and lessen inflammation. According to numerous studies, cannabis has an anti-inflammatory compound which can help in several conditions like arthritis and muscle pain. If you’re suffering from any of these conditions, you can now purchase pain and inflammation cream, with a cannabis extract from the brand “Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics”, this magnificent cream can be used for muscle tensions, joint pain, and stiffness. It contains 15mg of THC and 15mg CBD, harnessing the power of cannabis to treat aches and pains. It comes in a neat and compact packaging, which you can carry with you anywhere you go. It also relieves symptoms of eczema, which is non-stop itchiness, dryness of skin and irritations. Simply wipe an ample amount to the skin and wait until the product is working.
Tons of exciting things await cannabis this year 2019. With less strict laws and regulations coupled with more countries legalizing the use of this wonder plant, we can expect more innovations and findings. Who knows, maybe this coming new year can bring marijuana to new heights with substantial discoveries that can benefit mankind.